What Have You Learned From Trucking Truth?

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I thought it might be interesting and educational to list things we've learned here that we didn't know before we came here. My partial list:

1) That my driver's seat was too high and causing swelling in my ankles and feet due to cutting off circulation.

2) Knowing how to find and email my logs in the case of a LEO inspection.

3) What a regen is.

4) That I needed to change my license status due to an expiring fed med card. (To stay legal)

I'm sure I will think of more items, but that's all my brain could cough up right now.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Superlejera's Comment
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I learn from trucking truth that I don’t have to go 7 day without a shower

G-Town's Comment
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I learn from trucking truth that I don’t have to go 7 day without a shower

You made us all proud...

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Peter M.'s Comment
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I learn from trucking truth that I don’t have to go 7 day without a shower

Now, THAT’S some funny stuff right there I tell ya.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I learn from trucking truth that I don’t have to go 7 day without a shower

And here I thought 14 days was the limit.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Since G-town is following this thread, I have learned that trucking comes with a lot of freedom: freedom to fail, or freedom to succeed.

The difference lies in the attitude.

You are free to complain, blame, and criticize, which generally leads to bitterness and failure.

You are also free to be humble, committed, accountable, responsible, and considerate of others, which generally leads to success.

I have also learned that you're not going to understand trucking unless you've experienced the freedoms and frustrations that arise everyday. And there are many experienced drivers on this forum who generously contribute their time and wisdom for people like myself.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Not a dang thing!!!

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Just, kidding. To be honest, I don't even know where to begin. But I think the most important thing, is clock management. Seeing the examples by Old School, Rainy, and Turtle, to name a few, helped me to see where I can manipulate the clock to work with my appt times.

A lot of my success is due to the many guys and gals, that make up the TT family.

MissIncognito's Comment
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Stay off parkways, what to have handy in the truck, not to give up.

Rainy 's Comment
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Stay off parkways

KY Parkways are great though!

I honestly credit Old School with my time management. I have indeed become a master, to the point that my FM once bet the planners push ups that i would make a load no else accepted. I made it with 10 minutes to spare, giving me a heart attack lol But he sat and watched the planner push up! lol

Brett and G Town encouraged me in the beginning to push forward despite a rocky beginning.

I wouldn't have passed the written exam without TT.

I also.learned to tell the differnece between the BS'ers in trucking and the honest folk.

Finally, I learned that there are some awesome truckers out here who are always willing to help.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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I've learnt loads by reading the forums. And gathering the tips and tricks from those of you out there,DOING IT !! lol

And it helped me refresh my memory on big trucks and all they entail. Can say it helped some bit as well on the testing stuff too. Knowing trucks has helped me greatly at school doing the whole pre-trip inspections....Just needed really, to get the air brake stuff down how the DMV wants to hear it said lol.....

Even though my bad attitudes been in moth balls 25 years, still good to read things here, to remind me to have a GREAT attitude once out there dealing with everything ya'll deal with!!!

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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